Sex Roles (2014) 71:345–347 DOI 10.1007/s11199-014-0391-7 BOOK REVIEW Queer Masculinities: A Critical Reader in Education. Edited by John C. Landreau and Nelson M. Rodriguez, New York, Springer, 2012. 315 pp. $139 (hardcover). ISBN-13: 978-94-007-2551-5 Elizabeth J. Meyer Published online: 9 July 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 As a scholar who has worked in this field for over 15 years, I to homosexuality in education” in the Peabody Journal of am drawn to the field of gender studies due to its richness and Education; Rofes’ (1989) preliminary study with gay and strong theoretical foundations that lend important lenses of lesbian youth published in Harvard Educational Review and analysis to a wide range of disciplinary inquiries. Critical finally, Sears’ (1991) survey on teachers’ attitudes towards analyses of masculinities, femininities, and trans identities as “homosexual” students. These articles were the first to break well as the related critiques of heteronormativity and its im- the silence in educational research on gay and lesbian issues in pacts on social relations have wide ranging implications for K-12 schools. They did not explicitly use gender theory or understanding identity, relationships, power relations, and queer theory to inform their analyses, however they did set the
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